Janessa's learning style is very eclectic. She is drawn to the Montessori practical life works, math materials, and cultural materials. She strongly dislikes Montessori language materials that are not prepared in a theme based way. Janessa has a love for workbooks that I have never seen before in a child. I gave her a thirty page workbook that she completed in two days!! This made her day and she was very displeased with me when I didn't have another one for her to do. So right now I am making some workbook pages to make into books that I have gathered around the web mostly from The Helpful Garden. Janessa's favorite thing to do is sketch and paint. A wonderful artist she is!!
I am preparing a special place for her in the classroom. Having this area will allow her to visualize what works she will be choosing from. Right now she is choosing materials that have been mastered, putting them away in five minutes, etc. I want her to be able to do meaningful work that she will be able to gain deeper understanding about. This child loves to learn, has no problem staying busy, it is my job now to prepare a better environment for her.
Today I would like to share an activity that has been repeated over and over, her favorite yet.
For those of you that have children who can write and are learning to identify letters. I hope this post was helpful. Next week I'll be back to share Janessa's learning space with you.